All certifications and test reports required below must be
traceable through some method of identification (i.e. heat, lot, part &
serial number, purchase order, invoice number etc.) from mill through finished
The contractor shall include with each shipment
the raw material manufacturer's test report (i.e. mill test report) that states
that the lot of material furnished has been tested, inspected, and found to be
in compliance with the applicable material specifications. The test specimen
shall come from the same thickness/diameter that is being supplied. The test report shall contain the following
Test specimen gage diameter per ASTM E8
Specifications including revision numbers or
letters to which the material has been tested and/or inspected
Heat and lot number(s)
When the material specification requires
quantitative limits for chemical, mechanical, or physical properties, the test
report shall contain the actual test and/or inspection values obtained.
Certifications must be provided to demonstrate
that all required processing (i.e. forming, heat treating, thermal cycling,
conversion, etc.) has occurred and the results meet all specification and
No unauthorized processes (i.e. re-melt) shall
When Non-Destructive Evaluation is required the
contractor shall provide a Certificate of Conformance (C of C) to certify that
the material meets the related requirements.
If the material was altered (forged, rolled,
heat treated etc.) subsequent to procurement from the mill and prior to
delivery to JPL, an Independent Laboratory Test shall be submitted with the
material. The testing must be performed
after all subsequent conversion processing.
The test report must comply with requirements above for Manufacturer
The contractor shall not provide material that
has been machined down, sawed or by any other means to achieve the requested
thickness or diameter.
The contractor shall not substitute cut plate
for bar stock.